Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hankering for the Outdoors

Except for that one night at the FIFA International FanFest at Darling Harbour, we've been pretty much occupied with live telecasts on the idiot box. Not a good thing, I must say. Especially now that I'm not getting much sleep as the games start at midnight and finish in the morning. Daytime naps are not the same as nighttime sleep, OK?

I'm wishing for the good old days when the whole family would just pack our bags, fill up the tank and just go. Anywhere. Can't wait for this whole soccer thing to be over. As soon as the final game is over, I'm going to ask... no...force! Mama and Dad to take us somewhere. If skiing in New Zealand is not an option, we'll even settle for the Gold Coast. Even if we've been there gazillion times. Mama...purrlease hear my plea... Should I make a placard and picket outside the bathroom door?

Aaahhh... wishing for days when I could sleep peacefully like this. Aren't my companions - Lewis Hamilton (black&white) and Nikki (chocolate) - so cute and fluffy?

Frolicking on the sands of Surfers Paradise is a very good option. Angelina doesn't like the beach much as she claims that it makes her fur goes frizzy...duh?

After the beach, we can go say hello to this lizard at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Hey gecko!

Hey froggy! Want to play with me?

Hmmm...these ones look kinda weird and spiky. Can I call you all spiko gecko?

Hey! Wake up Madam Koala. I want to play with you.

Aaah...this one seems active and wide awake.

Even the kangaroos are all asleep. Come on!

Why is the joey still in the pouch? Come on out!

Aaah...Madam Ranger is nearby. No wonder everyone's been behaving nicely.

Finally...a joey wants to play.

Show off! These birds were showing off their one-legged stunts. They haven't seen what I can do with my paws.

Duck, drake and their ducklings. Cute!

And so, this is how an ostrich drinks.

Now, these ones I don't want to disturb. Ever. Let sleeping crocs lie, I tell you.

Angelina thought this was a croc that managed to escape the enclosure. It's just a log! Though it does have an eerie resemblance.

One thing for sure, beware of spiders! Most spiders in Australia are poisonous.

I thought these were grapes! Silly me! No, I don't know what they are but the tree looks like some sort of palm.

Hmmm....all the airlines are now offering very good prices for Syd-GC, ranging from $35-$39 one way. Let's see if I still have any pocket money left. Shouldn't have bought all those Socceroo merchandise. Oh well....
Mama, purrrlease.... I'll do anything. har har har *gentlemanly laugh*


~CovertOperations78~ said...

Dear Brad,
The fruits look like coffee beans to me, but I am positive they are not! I think all the little lizards, frogs and ducklings would be too afraid to play with you. Maybe the koala and the kangaroos would not mind having you as a playmate. I agree you need to get out more. You are getting smothered by Lewis Hamilton.

Naz in Norway said...

Lovely pictures! Are you sure you're not a double agent for some tourism council?

Cat-from-Sydney said...

That's why we have to go to Gold Coast again. To really check what those fruits are. Don't you agree? You reckon the lizards, frogs and duckling are afraid of my very cute and handsome face? How could they! har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Naz,
One day, I'm going to replace Lara Bingle and Megan Gale as Tourism Australia's ambassadors. har har har *evil laughs*

Ellen Whyte said...

It looks awesome! You should be working for the tourism board; you've made me want to go there.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Au Dear,
Purrrlease...come here. We'll take you there. We'll have a ball. har har har *evil laughs*

Monyet King said...

I see discrimination. There are no monyets at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary :(

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Your Monyetness,
Yes, it's true. No monyet there at all. Hmmm...I'll find out why the next time we go there, OK? So purrlease help me in my quest to persuade Mama... har har har *begging eyes*

TK said...

Hopefully your mama would hear your plea...
Those koalas are cute! Last time I only got to see sleeping koalas. BTW, KOALAS and CATS.. yg mana lebih..tiut???
I don see the busyuk and montok wombats!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

TK Sensei,
What do you mean by: BTW, KOALAS and CATS.. yg mana lebih..tiut???
How could you even ask such a question? I'm so merajuk now. har har har *evil laughs*

Pat said...

Hiya Brad,

I love the pix - especially the one of the log-playing-a-croc! Perfecto!

And btw, has your mama got her replacement glasses yet? I am as blind as a bat without mine - so I feel for her!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
The replacement hasn't arrived. Once it comes, that blurred blogheader pix will be replaced.
Oh, my fav pix is the sleeping koala. She's so oblivious to the surrounding and bares "all" for the world to see. har har har *evil laughs*

Al-Manar said...

Those animals in the pictures look lovely. In my country they make good soup, rich in medicinal value and all. That poor English team, for instance, should have been served with a bowl each of that before being allowed into the field! Don't growl with anger over this.

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Cis,
Maybe your mama would not allow you to walk groggily on the Gold Coast beach..
Now that you have spent too much time watching soccer on the idiot box and have spent most of/all your allowance on all those Socceroo merchandise.. all the more reason for her to say "Brad! go to you room and make sure you have enough sleep before talking about Gold Coast"..
hiargh hah har.. very loud laugh followed by a rather sinister smile

Cheqna said...

*to plea or not to plea,
as long as u don't have flea*


n May be you should change ur *evil laughs*.. then the other animals will play with you..:-)

psstttt...wishing ur Mama a wonderful day n pleasant year ahead..n hugs to her!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Pakcik,
Really? Hot and spicy soup? I thought only Aussies eat them. We've seen 'roo rendang, braised 'roo tail, croc madras curry around here. No worries, mate. But these cats stick to halal meat only, OK? har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Ayoh Wang,
The past couple of days have been blissful...no vuvuzelas in the background. But it will start again tomorrow you know. Go Argentina!!!! har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

How to change my signature laugh? My Mama said, timacih!!!! She's blushing now...you know... har har har *evil laughs*

Cheqna said...

doesnt matter, stay as .....(errr.. evilish?) as u are..hehe

she's welcome!


Cat-from-Sydney said...

Yeah...the evil-er the better. har har har *evil laughs*

Anonymous said...

Looking at the pixs, I would definitely say - Go, make that placard and let the picketing start!! Yesss!

Lee said...

Hi Cat, I would love to take the Gant and go to Alice Springs, ten to Cairns for deep sea fishing....
and of course Bondi beach...see whats the action there like, ha ha.
Get mom and dad take you to Ayers Rock? Or Peddy Cooper, check out the Opal mines there. Fair dinkum, mate! G'day, Lee.

mokja said...

your pictures are like calling me to be there before December.Rooming and food dah ada orang nak bagi.Kalau tak pergi tentu rugi.
But eh macamana,pasport,ticket tak beli lagi.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Andrea,
Thank you for your encouragement. Not too long now, World Cup will be over next weekend. Oh, poor Ms Kate. Her prediction has gone kaput. Brazil bungkus!!! har har har *evil laughs* Go Messi!!!!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
We'll gladly be your tourist guides - The Ghan, Uluru, Cooper Peedy, Kalgoorlie, you name it. Oh, Bondi Beach is only 20-min drive from my home. Just book your tickets, OK? har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Mokjadeandell,
Passport? Tickets? Kalau hendak seribu daya, said my Mama. har har har *evil laughs*